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Advanced Technologies Lab: the centre for road transport data

by Australian Road Research Board on October 18, 2017

A key component of the Australian Road Research Board’s (ARRB) mission to create an adaptable connected future, is the formation of the Advanced Technologies Lab (ATL). This initiative places ARRB at centre of the future technologies and data analytics space.

Through engagement with stakeholders and industry, the ATL was born with the purpose to create, generate, collect, share and analyse data -  and provide our members with insights and a better understanding of network and infrastructure performance. 

The ATL will be the primary and centralised source of road transport data and information for use by ARRB, to deliver project outcomes benefiting Member agencies and the community.

The initiative is being led and managed by Anthony Germanchev of ARRB. Anthony brings over 10 years of experience delivering research outcomes for road managers and the road freight industry, in his role leading ARRB’s Freight and Heavy Vehicles group. 

‘This is an exciting initiative that will unlock the benefits of big data by applying ARRB’s knowledge and expertise. This will be achieved by centralising ARRB’s and our partner’s datasets and applying algorithms, analytics and visualisations to enable our members to make data-driven decisions based on observable trends, concentrations and bottlenecks highlighted by these tools and supported by the data’ Mr Germanchev said.

Michael Caltabiano Chief Executive of ARRB describes the initiative as the hub of ARRB’s intellectual outreach in the research and project delivery environment.

‘The ATL will centralise ARRB's services in data collection and processing, expert analysis and modelling and knowledge dissemination through reports, webinars, conferences and visualisation tools. This includes data acquired directly by ARRB through road survey vehicles such as road condition and safety data, combining it with data acquired with our partners including truck telematics, vehicle speed/counts/headway, probe data, WIM, and crash statistics’ Mr Caltabiano said.

The ATL will enable ARRB’s in-house experts to conduct data-driven research, using the information available from advanced technologies and continually emerging datasets. 

For further information please contact Anthony Germanchev Anthony.germanchev@arrb.com.au  

Topics: ARRB News